Conversions

So here's the deal, I am totally stuck. I've been looking all over and can't find what i need.  my church has 3 projectors for one stage, two on the sides and one in the center, we are planning on buying a couple rgb panels and playing some video loops on them, what I need to happen is for a vga or dmi signal to go to the arduino then convert to rgb and then to dmx to control the panel's.  I have little experience in arduino programming so any help would be great.

Posted by evan.stoddard 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


keyboard conversion Answered

How do i convert a din 5 keyboard to USB?

Asked by devicemodder 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Battery conversion? Answered

I have a rc helicopter and the controler uses 6X aa batterys. I thought that it would be cheaper to use a 9 volt battery instead. Would it damage my remote? Also Would this affect battery life and if so by how much?

Asked by David97 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Color Conversion

So, I was recently playing my 3ds, when I figured out that the firmware I downloaded, "Luma", can take screenshots. However, there is one problem. The program which takes the screenshots assumes that the 3ds is using 22 bit colors, when it is actually using 16 bit colors So, the image's colors are quite distorted. This is a problem. However, this shouldn't be impossible to fix, right? If I'm correct, we should be able to do the correct conversion as long as it was saved in a lossless format. Are there any programs which do this?

Posted by Ruby Laser 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Antiquated keyboard conversion

Alright so, I've recently aquired a  keyboard from a desktop computer made in 1983 and I fell in lovewith it at my first sight of it. However I am a lot younger than this keyboard so I know nothing about it so I was wondering if any of you could give me any background info on this  keybaord and and any thoughts on whether it would be possible for me to convert it so i could plug it into my slightly outdated desktop computer and how i would go about doing so. Pictures  below.

Posted by krusher29 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Fridge conversion anyone?

When I see my local scrap dealer I can't overlook the amount of well looked after chest freezers and fridges.I already found out that most either have a failed thermostat or failed heating element for the evaporation of the water during auto defrost cycles.So I started to think about converting a nice and small chest freezer for 12V use.A first check for available 12V compressors showed that they cost an arm and a leg.DIY with a 12 air compressor is out of the question for safety reasons and the fact that these toys are not ment to handle these conditions.My next stop was Youtube and I found some teardown and scrapping of fridge compressors.These things are actually so dead simple in design that without the enclosure we would need ear protection all day long.But durablitly is often really simple, sadly this mean anything to use a frequency generator or similar is not only inefficient but will fail on a condesator motor.However, these motors are quite bulky...In therory it should be possible remove all stator and mains voltage bits to make room around the rotor.And from that we really only need the axle and bearing mounts.Am I thinking too simple?What would stop someone from using a suitable sized brushless DC motor with couplings to the cut orginal axle?Modern, small compressors often use less than 200W, so how hard can it be?Disclaimer:I am aware of the legal side of things and such mods are nothing a tradesman would sign off for.But I do wonder and like to tinker to prove a point or theory ;)

Asked by Downunder35m 4 months ago  |  last reply 4 months ago


Duct Tape Converse

These are very nice pair of duct tape Converse. Made by covering normal Converse in duct tape, but I don't think that really counts, anyone out there wanna make a pair from only duct tape? No prize, unless someone wants to donate a patch for the first person to make a pair. Link at BoingBoing

Posted by nickodemus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Worktunes MP3 conversion.

Does anyone know if an older set of worktunes earmuffs can be converted to accept an MP3 input?

Asked by tinkeringtom 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Msg to cvs conversion?

Is there any program out there that converts msg programs to msg files? I have googled it and no programs that were useful came up. Any help?

Asked by schoonovermr 7 years ago


Pellet stove conversion?

We have an air tight wood stove. If we run out of wood, could we use pellets. We see that the home Hardware store locally is selling them, and thought that if we run out of regular wood, how could we burn pellets.

Asked by emit 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


electric car conversion?

Me and my dad are going to a junk yard to pick up a 37 packard and a 65 mustang and we are going to make them electric but only one problem neither of us know how the electricity will power car to move i dont understand that if you can give an explantion or even better a diagram showing how to do it it. thanks alot guys.

Asked by DELETED_JAZ97 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Turbocharger to generator conversion? Answered

Hey, I was just wondering, could we turn a turbocharger into a generator that would produce electricity as water flows into one gate and out the other?  Similar to a hydroelectric generator using the mechanical energy of flowing water through a turbine to produce electricity.

Asked by Supercoop411 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


110v to 12vdc conversion

Ok so long story short i want to make a serious home theater system. i have all the amps and speakers, but they are from a car. so i will need to run them from 12ish volts from my home outlets. so i cam wondering what kind of adaptor i should be making or using. i see pre-made ones that have an output of 12v with their amps ranging from 3-15 and watts from 3 to 300. i am no electrician and have little electrical experience, so i am wondering if i should go with more or less amps and watts, i dont need to fry anything as the amp and speakers i have are expensive! THANKS!  

Posted by mrmoose87 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to convert an electrict hand drill to drill press?

I wanted to mount my hand drill to operate like a drill press .....but i have no idea how..can anybody teach me or show me a diagram or whatever how to diy these innovation....

Asked by jovenhatsjr 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Is there a way to convert a CO2 air gun to work with a compressed air tube?

I have a CO2 air pellet gun and would like to convert to a compressed air tube....Is this possable? I hope this does not break any rules for the site. If so I am sorry, please dissregard and let me know. Thank you. Grant

Asked by P-grant 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How this circuit works!!? Answered

I got a circuit board from an emergency light when i saw it's circuit it's not common there is a ceramic capacitor and a 330 ohms resistor in its and it give 5.0 volts at the end i don''t know how it's designed but it's giving 5.0 volts at the other end with  no transformers ! then i configured the circuit myself as shown in the given diagram but it's giving 180 volts dc instead of 5 volts so my question is  : is there anybody who can tell me whats missing in this circuit so its can also give 5volts output?

Asked by ubdussamad 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Voltage conversion for halogen bulbs Answered

I need to convert 120v to 12v to power four 12v 20W halogen bulbs. What type of converter do I need, and with what specifications? Where could I find one. Is it possible to dim the bulbs?

Asked by kf746 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is their away to convert 1.5v to 5.0-6.0v? Answered

Asked by Pure Carbon 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Are there any plans to convert a trailer or truck bed into a dump bed?

Asked by TSCOTT167 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


converting a bike to a trike?

Anyone have info on converting a bike to a trike? My disabled son has balance issues but wants to ride with the family, however we can't afford a new adult tricycle or one of the expensive conversion kits. He's much too large for training wheels to work. I'm hoping to find a way to convert an old bike with minimal expense and no welding.

Posted by valr 10 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago



how can I convert my rv 12 volt interior lights to leds?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



How Do I convert my daughters bubble gun into a rechargeable toy?

I have a Bubble gun that take 3 AA batteries How can i convert it into a rechargeable one i have   lithium batteries  and i also have a portable charger i can use for the conversion . Its for my daughter and im trying to show her how "creative" iam  new to this forum so i dont know what other info is needed ..Help

Asked by The Deep Lagoon LLC 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Converting a Dell ATX to a hobby power supply?

I have a Dell computer ATX power supply which I want to convert to a hobby power supply providing +12volts and +5volts. The Dell power supply does not have a switch which I do not require anyways. When I examined the wiring in the power supply I noticed there is no "green" wire that is used by the computer to turn the power supply on. In your conversion this green wire is connected to the a black ground to wire fire up the power supply. My question: What wire in the Dell power supply is used to fire up the power supply since there is no "green" wire? Is there any special wiring procedures particular to Dell that is different than the standard power supply?

Asked by arizona803 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Electric heating element conversion Answered

Does anyone know how to convert an electric heating element (the wire coiled around ceramic type) to operate at 500 watts it runs at 1000 watts at present

Asked by msw100 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Are electric vehicles deadly dangerous to build and repair? Answered

A local high school tech class is converting a pick-up truck to electric and I got the idea that I could convert our Explorer, (the engine is shot) but an auto mechanic I met told me he can't get insurance to work on an EV due to the danger of the high voltage- this is disappointing to me because I could really get a lot of use from re-purposing this truck to a green(er) vehicle. Help me be more green!

Asked by paganwonder 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


AC to DC power converter?

I'm looking for an AC to DC power converter.  It needs to be 110V input and i need at least 30 Amps of output.  Output voltage is not as crucial but at least 50V would be ideal.  I need either a product i can purchase or instructions on how to build.  Im not an electrical guru by any means so purchasing a product would be better.  I am aware that this is going to be costly.  It does not have to look nice.  I will be wiring it directly into a unit and will have my own casing.  Can anyone help?

Asked by aeudy 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Help converting 60hz to 50hz

I currently have bought an aquarium pump from the UK and am using it in the United States. I have bought a step up transformer that goes from 110v input to 220v output. The pump works, but is not functioning properly, it loses flow rate over time and gets pretty warm. One thing that I think may be affecting the performance is that the frequency difference between what the pump is rated at and what is supplied here in the US. What would be a cheap (<$100) easy way to test if it is the frequency issue? How would I convert it? Thanks!

Posted by brandon3rdstone 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


knex 9mm (conversion crossbow)

Should i post this?( its a conversion crossbow) cc for short to convert it into a pistol all you have to do is a orange connector and put a rubber bang through the hole heres some pics

Posted by adamsdead 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


using a RCA digital TV converter box? Answered

Does any one have a RCA converter box from walmart and know how to get it to work. I bought one and have tried countless antenna's but can't pick up a single channel and I live in a big city.  I even bought a digital antenna and an antenna booster from walmart hooked those up to it and still couldn't receive a single channel. So took them back and got my money back but I waited too long on the converter box so am stuck with it so would like to get it to work. Does anyone know what you have to have for it. Please help..   

Asked by Graydant 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Converting a bike into a 50cc moped, any advice?

 What do I do for break lights and turning signals? I'm very technical minded and good with electrical logic, but I don't know the laws/regulation surrounding that area (but I DO know they are required). I've taken driver's training, so I know all the laws/signs ect... I'm looking for advice from people who've done this before. Have you run into any problems? Catches? I have very little idea what is needed to make a gas powered motor to work. How to you take care of a 2-stroke 50cc engine? How do I mount it to my bike frame? should I look out for something in particular when I purchase an engine? Oh, and I live in Michigan (if there is any notable laws here, I plan to go to the secretary of state soon)

Asked by nepheron 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Wired to wireless keybord conversion

Hello, It happens to have a wireless mini keyboard with touchpad, like the one in the photo ( not this model, but something like this). The problem is that I did a terible mistake and I bent it a litle (some milimeters) and after that it keeps sending repeated characters. I do no think I can fix it. I like to convert and keep alive old things so I had the idea to use the RF modules of the keyboard and make an old PS2 or USB keybord wireless. Do you think that there may be a chance I could do it? Hope you will come with some ideas

Posted by dentalan 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Digital Conversion of Folding Camera?

Ever since i saw the 'ible on converting a land camera to take 35 mm film, I figured there had to be a way to take this even further. I'm even thinking the first baby step shouldn't be too hard- simply mounting a digital camera to the frame. Now, it would be a little more complex than this- taking the lcd screen off of the base, and putting it on the back of the camera, mounting the actual machinery of the camera where the original lens was, and perhaps even mounting buttons (or on some digital cameras, the wheels for 'scene selection' on the base of the land camera. The only problem I can find with this simple conversion is the fact that it seems most digital cameras use micro ribbons now, which would be (as far as I can tell) incredibly hard to splice and extend (which would be necessary to get the lcd screen, and other components mounted on the frame of the land camera). Does anyone have any ideas for this, or are is my goal too lofty? THanks. 

Posted by DerekTheOrange 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


conversion ratio of kva : watts?

Asked by lokoboy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


My Custom Converse Shoes

My purple and black with white contrast-stitching custom Converse shoes showed up yesterday. Check them out as I try out my new treadmill desk (Instructable forthcoming...). Converse is an advertiser on Instructables, but I thought the custom shoes were cool enough (and actually the creative on their ads, too) that I bought a pair irrespective of any business relationship.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


cruiser to fixed gear conversion.

I can't seem to find much here about making a bike into a fixie, am i missing search results or is it crazy easy?

Posted by urbanpirate 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Rotory to Touch Tone conversion? Answered

I have a desk phone from the late 60's and I am looking for a circuit wether arduino or basic stamp etc., to convert the pulses to touch tone.  Any ideas?

Asked by Foxtrot70 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Truck Conversion Help Plz

A friend of mine, is considering converting his 1997 Ford Ranger to electric, but is a virgin to converting vehicles, but is a knowledgeable farm kid. The truck is a 2.3/4 cylinder, 5 speed, shortbed with a regular cab. Any ideas/help? Relevant links are welcome.

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Low AC to DC conversion

Hi, I'm looking for simple way to convert a low AC into a usable DC, of say 4 - 5 volts for charging batteries. I recently saw one discussed online, specced at costing about a quarter, but couldn't find a way to do it, or a way to purchase something like that. Thanks!

Posted by fafnir665 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


cj jeep to truck conversion?

I am looking to convert a 5 seat jeep to a 2 seat pickup like the scrambler.  I have a pretty good idea on how to do this but i was looking for an ideas and some help on where to find a cheep jeep for the base vehicle.  any help will be greatly appreciated.

Asked by abadfart 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Volt conversion with mobile charger ?

Hi, I have to DC device  a) works with 5.V    (b) 1.5 Volt...  I am using mobile charger as a power supply.  How can i connect them with one mobile charger....as the charger output is 5.V  only.  a) works fine but as the other device require 1.5 Volts . Which type of power  component should i use to supply additional appox. 1.5 Volts ? will any of these can device blast ? Any type of tips n tricks will be very help full. Thanks, Richi

Posted by RichiV 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Help With Film to Digital Conversion

Could someone tell me how to photograph negatives, and then process them into positive images? This is the best I can do, and when I invert the colors, it does not look right. (Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-8 on a mac) Any help would be appreciated, preferably with camera settings rather than computer adjustments. Second image is original print, I would prefer not to have to get expensive prints.

Posted by ItsTheHobbs 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


pressure to flow rate conversion

Anyone know, or know where I can find out how to convert pressure to flowrate by time? I have a 3Litre cylinder of normal air, at 300psi, and I want to release the air at between 0.5CFM and 1CFM (at around 15-30psi, through an airbrush, the internal diameter of the escape wold be no more than a millimeter. how can I figure out how long it will take to reach equilibrium with the outside air? cheers naught

Posted by naught101 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


ASCII Image Conversion game

Step one: go to http://asciiconvert.com/ and select an image and limit your characters to 40Step two: Click convert and copy/paste ASCII text into a replyStep three: attach original imageStep four: ????Step five: Profit!!I'll startooooooooooooooooooc. ...... ooooooooooooookKKKK'. ..'; oooooooooooooo0X0KK...;:lddxOx ooooooooooooookX0KO,xkdoxdoo0,.. oooooooooooooodX0KNOodkxdodO;.. . .. oooooooxOOOOOOONKKxxxxoodO0OkOOkxdl,.. .oooookKOxxxkOOOKNK00OOO00OkxxxxxxxxOk'..ooooOKoodxxxxxxkOOOOkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx0..ooodXxlxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxK; oookXxxxxxxkkkxxxxxxxxxxxkxxxxxxxxxxx0c.oooxXxxxxxxxkk0k0OOkkk0OOkkkxxxxxxxxxK;.ooookKxxxxxkxdOdOkkxdo0oxkxxxxxxxxxxOd. oooooO0xxxxxxxxxOxkkkxxxxxxxxxxxxxx0d. ooooookKkxxxxxkOOkkkOkkxxxxxxxxxxOO:. .ooooooodk0OxxxkkO00OkkxkxxxxxxxOk:... ooooooooooOKkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxkO;. . oooooooooookKxxxxxxxxxxxkkkkk0. oolllcccc::ck00O0OO0O00KOkkk0d ;;:c::ll:;cllc;..... . ,....

Posted by Firebert010 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Conversion of RS485 data to usb?

I have a keller pressure sensor PAA-33X which gives output in RS485. I also have an rs485 to usb converter(http://researchdesignlab.com/usb-to-rs485-converter-module.html) so that I can get the value directly on my computer for viewing and further processing of that data. I tried the connections but, the converter module only shows that data is being transferred(tx led glows) but not received, when I run the READ30 software. Someone please help me with this in a detailed way. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Batman16 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


ATX Power Supply Conversion

Hi Again, My question is when building an ATX power supply, Can you join the 12 volt leads with the 5 volts leads to make 17 volts? If not how can I get lets say 20 volts. I am going to use a DC to DC converter to make a variable power supply. I would like at least 20V in then I can adjust from 1.2 to 60 volts out. I use it now running directly off battery but would like to add it to the ATX build case. Thanks for any help again.

Posted by Shorty954 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


ATX power supply conversion

I know this is a long passed DIY. But while building a ATX Power supply I separated all the wires as stated. I then put the green and a black wire to a switch and added the 3 brown leads to the orange leads. When I plug in the unit the supply light comes on, but when I turn the green wire switch the main power LED goes out and no fan comes on. It acts like the switch is shutting the unit off.  Can anyone help. I am 60 years old and just getting into doing some bench work to pass the time. Thanks for any help.

Posted by Shorty954 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


DVI to VGA Conversion on a Budget

I didn't make this into an Instructable because my wife is visiting Minnesota and took the digital camera with her. If anyone wants to build this and photograph their process, just include me as a collaborator and I'll be happy... :) I just acquired a new (used) video card for my Mac. Unfortunately, it has a ADC (Apple Display Connector) and a DVI (Digital Video Interface). While the card is capable of driving two displays, I only had a DVI-VGA adapter and ADC-VGA adapters run $50-100US! I decided that I'd just have to figure out how to wire my own adapter and run it to an unused PCI plate. The following schematic is a DVI-VGA adapter. I've included the pins that would be used for the equivalent points on an ADC connector. I just finished wiring an ADC connector to a VGA connector on another plate. It works perfectly! I hope this saves someone else a few bucks... Vegas

Posted by LasVegas 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Analog to Digital Conversion on PIC18f4520

Hello there! I am building a custom digital weighing scale. My issue is not about how to do A2D, but on how to use the least amount of power doing so.  So imagine you just placed an object on the scale, i want the microcontroller to notice a change in weight and perform a2d on the load cell voltage. Now i only want to perform this a2d once(or a few times to make sure it works), saving the value in the register, and then i want the microcontroller to go back to sleep. The microcontroller will keep sleeping unless the object is removed or the weight changed, where the A2D works again for a couple of times, notes the value, and then sleeps again. So my question is, does the A2D have to keep working to notice a change in the weight? or can that happen some other way?   I basically want to make my battery last a long time, and i want to do that by using the A2D only when needed. On another note, does a2d even use up alot of power? If i keep it running would it consume alot of my battery? If things are unclear please ask. I'm afraid i didn't articulate well. Thanks! 

Asked by Chris414 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago